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Capes concept: 4

Registration period: 08/11/2023 a 09/02/2024

Registration: 28/02/2024 a 08/03/2024

Start of classes: 12/03/2024

Workload: 600h

Duration: 24 months

Registration fee: R$219,00

Investment: Registration fee of R $ 1,300.00 + 23 monthly fees of R$1,300.00

Possibility of Capes scholarship (DS): according to the available number, classification in the selection process and compliance with Capes requirements

THE Master in Human Development (MDH) It was approved by MEC / CAPES in the year 2009, having started its first class in March 2010.

Human development is the purpose of research and graduate study in Human Development. The course shows the view that man is a being active in their relations in different environments, like family, the work, school and community. The human being participates in the inter-relations in various places and can also influence the immediate context of environments in which is not active and this directly. The environments are immersed in the macro system, which corresponds to global standards ideologies, of beliefs, forms of government and cultures present in daily life.

The course has a teaching body formed by doctors, with experience in teaching, in academic advising and significant publications in the field. Teachers are involved in research projects with external funding support agencies.

train researchers, generate knowledge from an interdisciplinary look and analyze the construction of individual identities, social and professional. Investigate and reflect on the training environments, its forms and their contexts and point contributions to human development. Encourage dialogue and exchange with graduate programs and with national and international research teams, that enfatizem Latin America.

Professionals can follow an academic career, at universities or research institutes, in addition to acting as teachers in public educational institutions, private and third sector. Work on social policies allow the development of diagnostic and policy planning in the public and private sector.

Coordination: prof. Drag. Rachel Duarte Abdala

Assistant coordination: Prof. Dr. André Luiz da Silva

Local school:
Pro Dean for Research and Graduate
Visconde do Rio Branco Street, 210, Taubaté - SP - CEP: 12020-040

Secretariat travel:
Visconde do Rio Branco Street, 210, Taubaté - SP - CEP: 12020-040
Contact: (12) 3625-4226

  • contexts, Social Practice and Human Development

The line focuses on research of immediate and distant environments and measures the contributions of training contexts of human development. With emphasis on the study of social practices, researchers analyze the creation of networks of relationships in which individuals share meanings. The program publishes every six months Human Sciences Journal.

  • Human development, Identity and Training

The objective of this line is to research the influence of training in the construction of identities and social representations of the subject and its impacts.

Research groups

Each line of research leads to a working group, which gathers the students enrolled. Depending on the theme of ongoing projects, other groups may be formed for specific studies.


The rules to be followed for the preparation of the thesis are defined by the Dean of Research and Graduate Studies (PRPPG) UNITAU. Check the requirements on here.

Exchanges and extracurricular activities

The Human Development Master offers teaching internship as an optional activity, which allows students to have contact with the actions developed in Higher Education, in a supervised internship.

Researchers can also participate in extracurricular activities, as the show Postgraduate UNITAU, meetings of research groups, lectures and visits to other institutions.

Menus of the MDH Disciplines – CLICK HERE

compulsory subjects

  • Dissertation Preparation

Workload: 300 hours (20 credits)

The course is intended for research work and preparation of the dissertation. Registration is automatic and takes place from the second academic quarter.

  • Epistemology and Methodology of Interdisciplinary Research

Workload: 60 hours (4 credits)

It discusses the concept of interdisciplinarity and the limitations imposed by disciplinary fragmentation. Presents the research design and addresses the interference of the researcher and the construction of hypotheses.

  • Fundamentals of Human Development, Social Policy and Training Processes

Workload: 60 hours (4 credits)

The course illustrates the major theoretical lines that guide the research program. The overall context of social change, policies, economic and cultural influences of the past decades the debate on the evolution of social policies in Brazil in the light of the crisis Welfare State and changes in work organization, the constitution of the family and the transformations of the training process.

  • Seminars I and II Interdisciplinary

Workload: 45 hours (3 credits)

The seminars are a place to discuss the dissertation project. Students also attend lectures on topics of Human Development Education and Social Policies.

optional disciplines

Research line: contexts, Social Practice and Human Development

  • Adult Learning and Knowledge Management

Workload: 45 hours (3 credits)

Looks at ways of learning and knowledge appropriation adult. Topics such as memory and metacognition will be studied during the course.

  • Contexts of Work and Health Trainer

Workload: 45 hours (3 credits)

The course seeks to understand the work and its impact on the individual's health process, which can generate an occupational disease and psychological distress. The researchers discuss the theories and approaches of health / illness processes and quality of life, and show the correlations between the context of agents of work and human development.

  • Human development: Everyday Life and Cultural Processes

Workload: 45 hours (3 credits)

From the ecological model of human development, students discuss economic contexts, political and cultural rights for the formation of contemporary society.

  • Special Topics in Education

Workload: 45 hours (3 credits)

Discipline held discussions with topics relevant to the field of education, including public policies for the sector and initial training, continued and inclusive.

Research line: Human development, Identity and Training

  • Group Processes and Social Representation in Human Development

Workload: 45 hours (3 credits)

After presenting an introduction to the psychology of groups, discipline shows the mechanisms of integration and the dynamic evolution of these through practical examples of studies.

  • Family-Work-Training Relations in Human Development

Workload: 45 hours (3 credits)

The course presents the family as a social institution and historically constituted and discusses its role in shaping the individual and their mutual influence with work in modernity.

  • Professional Socialization and Identity Construction

Workload: 45 hours (3 credits)

Debate the construction of individual identity concepts, social and professional in modernity. The discipline analyzes identity formation based on the socialization process.

Link to Norms for the preparation and presentation of monographs to conclude specialization courses: Click here

Click here to see the Faculty.

The Dean of Research and Graduate Studies (PRPPG) aims to encourage teaching and research activities carried out by professors and students at the University of Taubaté. PRPPG organizes and regulates teaching and research activities through the opinions of the General Commission for Research and Graduate Studies, composed of representatives of the Lato and Stricto Sensu. Prepares teaching and research plans, oversees the lato sensu and stricto sensu graduate courses, scientific journals and teacher training programs. Promotes the selection of staff and the composition of the examining boards and proposes the movement of graduate teaching staff. In addition, analyzes and approves the conduct of research with animal models, laboratory research and clinical research from the perspective and endorsement of the Human Research Ethics Committees and the Ethics Committee on the use of animals.

Pro-Rector: prof. Drag. Monica Franchi Carniello

Postgraduate courses secretariat
Address: Visconde do Rio Branco Street, 210, Center, Taubaté-SP
Telephone: (12) 3625-4226
Hours: Monday to Friday, from 8am to 12pm and from 14pm to 18pm



Guidelines for the Letter of Intent

Letter of intent addressed to the Coordination Team containing:

  1. The research line of interest;
  2. Motivation of interest in attending the Master in Human Development at the University of Taubaté
  3. The theme you want to develop;
  4. Intention to participate in research groups;
  5. Description of participation in congresses, seminars and the like;
  6. Description of bibliographic production (publication of articles in journals, book chapters, etc).
  7. Indication of three professors for guidance, after researching the professors of the program (Access Faculty)


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